Rabbits in the Giant Pumpkin Patch

Once again I found a rabbit in the giant pumpkin patch running through the 2″ x 4″ field fencing around the patch. Then I left the 1048 Grande pumpkin uncovered and the next morning there were some leaves eaten. Maybe it will be good luck because the same thing happened last year in the same spot that the NM state record pumpkin came from. Luckily the leaves eaten were by the base of the plant and not the growing end of the vine. So I’ve been covering everything in the giant pumpkin patch until I can put some small 1″ chicken wire all around the fence. I got the fencing, just need the time to do it, so for now they will stay covered at night.

One comment on “Rabbits in the Giant Pumpkin Patch

  1. gene solyntjes says:

    Hello Jannine,

    When the rabbits, six of them one morning, threatened to eliminate my corn, I bought “hardware cloth”, split it in 1/3’s and fenced the whole area off, which included where some of my grapes were to be planted. Its small openings, 1/2″ squares, and really is effective in keeping them out, even though they could leap over it easily.



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